Hospitals are not fun. It can be hard to sleep with the noise and interruptions. You miss the comforts of home. And you can be exposed to infections and other safety hazards. Additionally, they’re expensive. Why stay longer than needed? What about leaving the hospital against your doctor’s advice? Will your health suffer? The primary […]
How Dirty are Hospital Floors?
If you’ve been in the hospital, you know that cleaning crews regularly clean hospital rooms. Which is great news because many dangerous germs lurk in hospitals. However, how dirty are hospital floors? Very! Hospital floors harbor dangerous germs, often with dangerous, disease-causing pathogens. So, don’t follow “the 10-second rule” while in the hospital as a […]
Does Nurse Bullying Impact Patients?
It’s easy to understand the importance of a nurse’s job in the hospital. They tend to the medical, physical and emotional needs of patients. It’s a stressful, exhausting job. What makes this job even harder? Bullying. Unfortunately, doctors, hospital leaders, patients, families and even other nurses routinely bully nurses. How does nurse bullying impact patients? […]
The Dangers of Missed Bedside Alarms
Unfortunately, the dangers of missed bedside alarms are common and serious. Hospitals and other in-patient facilities use bedside alarms to alert medical staff when a patient issue develops. Alarms sound when the patient’s condition deteriorates and needs attention, such as when there is a drastic change in blood pressure or respiration rates. Alarms also alert […]
Hospital Patients: Your Relationship with Your Nurse Can Impact Your Health
Your relationship with your nurse can have a huge impact on your health, comfort and happiness. Nurses provide more than TLC – they are also responsible for much of the healthcare you receive while in the hospital. Although doctors prescribe medications, order tests, interpret results and make treatment decisions, it is up to the nurses […]